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May 07, 2013
Age-Related Tooth Root Decay
A study comparing the prevalence of decay on tooth root surfaces in two groups--middle-aged adults (aged 45-64 years) and older adults (65 years and older)--shows differences between the two groups.Middle-aged adults seemed to be prone to this type of decay if they were male, self-reported dry mouth, had exposed roots and increased frequency of eating or drinking between meals. Older adults did not share the same associations.